• Venous Insufficiency and Orthopedic Pain

    Posted on December 21, 2017 by in venous insufficiency


    As we age our bodies become less stable. Patients who experience orthopedic leg pain issues in the knees, hips or ankles, though the basis for the pain may lie in arthritis or osteoporosis, that pain may also be intermingled with the pain of chronic venous insufficiency and even possible deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

    Having varicose veins, especially in the deeper veins of the leg can prove challenging for orthopedic surgeons when trying to perform a knee or hip replacement. Ropey or bulging veins may cross in front of the knee where an incision is needed or likewise in the hip region.

    Lower rates of postoperative deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) for those receiving total hip replacements for those who have dealt with the varicose vein issue beforehand. The mortality rate drops significantly in both hip and knee replacement surgeries when orthopedic intervention follows venous correction, rather than the other way around.

    Edema (swelling) is reduced and mobility increases allowing the patient to be up and moving faster which speeds healing and gets them back to their normal routines sooner.

    If you are considering hip, knee or ankle surgery and have any reason to believe you may have varicose vein issues (even if they are not visible), we invite you to come on in to our office located at 1500 Royal Palm Square Blvd, Suite 105 in Fort Myers, Florida 33919 or give us a call at 239-288-6203. More information on our practice and on vein issues can be found by clicking here www.eveinscreening.com.

    You can start the process right now by Clicking on FREE Vein Consultation.  

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